Portrait of the artist's father

Albrecht Dürer1490

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery
Florence, Italy

This portrait of the artist's father was most likely part of a diptych with the portrait of his mother, Barbara Holper, since the coat of arms of both families are present on the back. It was acquired by cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici before 1675, inventoried that year in his collection. It came to the Gallery in 1773. Even in this early portrait the characteristics of his work are evident- both the representation of minute detail typical of northern art and the plasticity typical of the Italian Renaissance.


  • Title: Portrait of the artist's father
  • Creator: Albrecht Dürer Dürer
  • Creator Death Place: Nürnberg (Germany)
  • Creator Birth Place: Nürnberg (Germany)
  • Date Created: 1490
  • Style: Flamish Renaissance/ Portrait
  • Provenance: Collection of Cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici (1617- 1675) in Florence
  • Physical Dimensions: w395 x h475 mm
  • Original Title: Ritratto del padre
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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